David Allan Basche, who played Stuart Gardner on TVLand's "The Exes" was the pivotal character in this ensemble cast. The show began with him, newly divorced and devastated. His divorce attorney (Kristen Johnston) gives him a place to stay with two other newly divorced bachelors (Donald Faison and Wayne Knight). Needless to say, David is a brilliant actor with both dramatic and comedic capacities, and he was a wealth of talent, which he generously lent to us with a collaborative attitude. We were delighted as he encouraged us to push the limits of comfort on the media we produced with him. If the show had gone one more season, he most likely would have directed some episodes.